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    Receiver for L26?

    I just got some L26 speakers, and am now looking for a vintage receiver. What would be a good matchup with these? I am thinking along the lines of Yamaha CR-1020 or lower, or perhaps a Marantz 2270 or lower? What kind of power do these speakers like? Many thanks.

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    I used a 2230B, CA-810 and a CR-820 with mine. They did fine. H/K's are better though. More guts.

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    Find a nice used Luxman receiver on ePay. L26s don't need huge power. My L100s do fine with 50 wpc.

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    Oh yeah, plenty of good Luxman gear over the years.

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    Here are some good choices you can pick up on E-bay very cheap,
    only the big sx series bring all the money.

    http://www.silverpioneer.netfirms.co..._receivers.htm

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    50WPC

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusnzha
    Find a nice used Luxman receiver on ePay. L26s don't need huge power. My L100s do fine with 50 wpc.
    With my experience the L100 does not really open up with any less than about 150wpc. Citation 16 comes to mind.

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    Receiver for L26

    I'll second Rolf re the sonic benefit of 150 watts and more for the L100 as long as it's clean/quality watts. Brothers 4311b took on a new life when he started powering them with a Yamaha MX-1000u (260x2). JBLs can digest more watts than you can throw at them.

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    Power to the JBL's

    Quote Originally Posted by majick47
    I'll second Rolf re the sonic benefit of 150 watts and more for the L100 as long as it's clean/quality watts. Brothers 4311b took on a new life when he started powering them with a Yamaha MX-1000u (260x2). JBLs can digest more watts than you can throw at them.
    Yes. The more power the better...to a point where the question of power does not matter anymore......

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    Having heard the 150 WPC Citation 16 side by side with a 70 WPC Luxman R-115 I have to say it isn't even a contest. The Luxman has better bottom end and much smoother response across the board. And I'm a big fan of old Citation gear. (Of course the Citation 16 really is a good match with the L100). The Citation XX was the first of H/K's high current gear and set the standard for future high current designs. While the Luxman R-113, R-115 and R-117 weren't necessarily marketed as high current designs (can't remember for sure) they definitely had some serious juice that didn't jive with their conservative power ratings.

    Remember that the L26 is running that 2-inch coil and doesn't have a ton of magnet behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusnzha
    Find a nice used Luxman receiver on ePay. L26s don't need huge power. My L100s do fine with 50 wpc.
    We've got a used Luxman R5030 receiver for sale here at work (Audio Atlanta). It's rated at about 30w/ch... since L26s are factory-rated at 35 watts (in the original literature), this should be a good match.

    Anyone interested, should PM or email me... we're asking $99.00 for it. It's in very good shape... one of the fellows I work with, has owned it since it was new.

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    L16

    Wondering how the L16 stacks up against the L19/4301b as far as sound quality? Looks like all three share very similar components/cabinet size with the L16 having oak veneer. Thinking of putting a second system togeather in a small room (10x12).

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